Stargazer Ranch Alpacas
We have enjoyed being very involved in the alpaca industry over the past 20 years. We look forward to the many more upcoming years helping the industry reach the goals to establish alpaca prominently at the top of the natural fiber marketplace
Livestock or Pasture Poodles
Alpacas attract a lot of attention. They are friendly and easily connect with their caregivers and visitors. The Aymara people in Peru would refer to alpacas as their “speechless brothers.
There are many reasons that people decide to raise alpacas. If you are thinking you might be in that group or maybe you already have some and would like to know more about their care, proper facilities or as a source for revenue, we are always excited to share what we’ve learned.
Alpacas For A Purpose
One of the most interesting facts about alpacas that we learned early on was the discovery that alpaca fiber was much higher quality 500 years ago than what average alpaca is today. Anthropologists have discovered that alpaca fiber prior to the Spanish Conquests, more closely resembled the alpacas’ wild ancestor, the vicuna, which today still produces the world's most valuable natural fiber.
The fact that alpacas have the genetic capability to produce that level of royal grade production has been the cornerstone of our breeding program. The opportunity for alpaca breeders today is to help bring alpaca back to prominence as THE premier natural fiber. Alpaca will far surpass cashmere in quality along due to lower cost of processing and environmental sustainability.
If you are thinking about raising alpacas as a small or unknown revenue generating project we’d enjoy talking with you to help with your education process.
Building a high-quality herd or producing quality products made from alpaca is more than an intention … it's a decision.
UNESCO has identified the camelid specie (alpacas included) as the most sustainable livestock specie and has been promoting their use in developing countries. Alpacas are far more earth friendly and easier to process than cashmere harvested from goats.